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By Alastair Willis

The counties of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are a space of transition among the north-west and the south-east, highland and lowland, pasture and arable, rural and concrete. those geographical divides formed historical tribal limitations and persisted to behave as a border after the Roman conquest of southern Britain. The Trent and its tributaries have been very important exchange routes linking the realm with different elements of england and the broader global. Many settlements, together with the real cities of Nottingham, Newark and Derby, sprang up on their banks through the Roman and medieval classes. hence, the reveals from the realm are various and replicate affects from assorted elements of the rustic and beyond.

The items during this booklet have been chanced on by way of individuals of the general public and feature been recorded via the transportable Antiquities Scheme. they supply us with an perception into the lives of our ancestors, the folk who lived and labored in those counties, the folks who didn't make it into the historical past books. The gadgets span a interval of at the least 180,000 years and symbolize the full spectrum of society, from the hand awl of a hunter-gatherer to the neck torc of an Iron Age chieftain to a token halfpenny of a seventeenth-century coal miner.

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